1991 Hugo Awards

1991 Hugo Award Trophy Presented at: Chicon V, August 29 – September 2, 1991

Toastmaster: Marta Randall

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Best Novel

  • The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold [Baen, 1990]
  • Earth by David Brin [Bantam Spectra, 1990]
  • The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons [Doubleday Foundation, 1990]
  • The Quiet Pools by Michael P. Kube-McDowell [Ace, 1990]
  • Queen of Angels by Greg Bear [Warner Questar, 1990]

Best Novella

  • “The Hemingway Hoax” by Joe Haldeman [Asimov’s Apr 1990]
  • “Bully!” by Mike Resnick [Asimov’s May 1990]
  • “A Short, Sharp Shock” by Kim Stanley Robinson [Ziesing, 1990; Asimov’s Nov 1990]
  • “Bones” by Pat Murphy [Asimov’s May 1990]
  • “Fool to Believe” by Pat Cadigan [Asimov’s Apr 1990]

Best Novelette

  • “The Manamouki” by Mike Resnick [Asimov’s Jul 1990]
  • “A Braver Thing” by Charles Sheffield [Asimov’s Feb 1990]
  • “Tower of Babylon” by Ted Chiang [Omni Nov 1990]
  • “The Coon Rolled Down and Ruptured His Larinks, A Squeezed Novel by Mr. Skunk” by Dafydd ab Hugh [Asimov’s Aug 1990]
  • “Over the Long Haul” by Martha Soukup [Amazing Mar 1990]

Best Short Story

  • “Bears Discover Fire” by Terry Bisson [Asimov’s Aug 1990]
  • “Cibola” by Connie Willis [Asimov’s Dec 1990]
  • “Godspeed” by Charles Sheffield [Analog Jul 1990]
  • “The Utility Man” by Robert Reed [Asimov’s Nov 1990]
  • “VRM-547″ by W. R. Thompson [Analog Feb 1990]

Best Related Non-Fiction Book

  • How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy by Orson Scott Card [Writer’s Digest, 1990]
  • Science Fiction in the Real World by Norman Spinrad [Southern Illinois University Press, 1990]
  • Science Fiction Writers of America Handbook by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith [Writer’s Notebook Press, 1990]
  • Bury My Heart at W. H. Smith’s by Brian W. Aldiss [Avernus, 1990; Hodder & Stoughton, 1990]
  • Hollywood Gothic by David J. Skal [Norton, 1990]

Best Dramatic Presentation

  • Edward Scissorhands (1990) [20th Century Fox] Directed by Tim Burton; Screenplay by Caroline Thompson; Story by Tim Burton and Caroline Thompson
  • Total Recall (1990) [Carolco/TriStar] Directed by Paul Verhoeven; Screenplay by Ronald Shusett & Dan O’Bannon and Gary Goldman; Screen Story by Ronald
    Shusett & Dan O’Bannon and Jon Povill; inspired by the short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick
  • Ghost (1990) [Paramount] Directed by Jerry Zucker; Written by Bruce Joel Rubin
  • Back to the Future III (1990) [Amblin/Universal] Directed by Robert Zemeckis; Screenplay by Bob Gale; Story by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale; based on characters created by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale
  • The Witches (1990) [Henson/Lorimar] Directed by Nicolas Roeg; Screenplay by Allan Scott; based on the book by Roald Dahl

Best Professional Editor

  • Gardner Dozois
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Edward L. Ferman
  • Stanley Schmidt

Best Professional Artist

  • Michael Whelan
  • David A. Cherry
  • Don Maitz
  • Thomas Canty
  • Bob Eggleton

Best Original Art Work

    No Award Given This Year

Best Semiprozine

  • Locus ed. by Charles N. Brown
  • Science Fiction Chronicle ed. by Andrew I. Porter
  • Interzone ed. by David Pringle
  • The New York Review of Science Fiction ed. by Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell and Gordon Van Gelder
  • Quantum ed. by D. Douglas Fratz

Best Fanzine

  • Lan’s Lantern ed. by George “Lan” Laskowski
  • File 770 ed. by Mike Glyer
  • Mimosa ed. by Dick Lynch and Nicki Lynch
  • FOSFAX ed. by Timothy Lane and Janice Moore
  • Mainstream ed. by Jerry Kaufman and Suzanne Tompkins

Best Fan Writer

  • Dave Langford
  • Mike Glyer
  • Teresa Nielsen Hayden
  • Arthur D. Hlavaty
  • Avedon Carol
  • Evelyn C. Leeper

Best Fan Artist

  • Teddy Harvia
  • Stu Shiffman
  • Peggy Ranson
  • Diana Harlan Stein
  • Merle Insinga

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